At least 35 states were still providing less inflation-adjusted funding on a per student basis in 2014 than they were prior to 2008, according to the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.
VIPKID, a company that created an online English language-learning platform in China, has pledged $10 million for creating a research institute as part of a global education research strategy.
Five new MOOCs offered by edX and sponsored by Microsoft, aim to help education leaders transform learning.
The University of California, Los Angeles has decided not to renew its work as fiscal agent for the common-core testing consortium.
PowerSchool acquired Chalkable; also, content management software provider Edlio raised $40 million and chemistry kit company MEL Science gained $2.5 million.
A new study by the Pew Research Center shows that Americans will need continual training, beyond high school and over many years, to stay on top of the job market’s demands.
Sprint touts its campaign to provide devices and services as the “largest corporate initiative in U.S. history to bridge the digital divide.”
K-12 data platform Schoolzilla acquired Decision Science Labs. Also, codeSpark, an online platform that teaches children how to code, raised $4.1 million.
A beta version of an online national marketplace for K-12 procurement opens for educational leaders today. Called Noodle Markets, the platform has been under development for more than a year.
McGraw-Hill Education acquired Redbird Advanced Learning, LLC, a digital personalized learning company; in addition, educational content company Cengage acquired WebAssign.